With a few delicious days of sunshine to warm our hearts, we can weather a few silly rainstorms and dream of spring! The Room 10 Express has been speeding down the track with incredible vistas at every turn as we gear ourselves to disembark in June at the 4th grade station.
There have been a few rocky moments along the way but in the last few weeks I have noticed a much smoother ride and a calmer group of passengers on our train! That has made the adventure so much sweeter! We are working harder, reading like 8th graders, listening to and following directions and... dare I say it...helping each other to succeed.
We have come to the end of the second trimester of 3rd grade and the children are thriving! This week they will complete the math, reading and writing benchmark testing and they will ROCK them! The game board book reports are beginning to sound like a phenomenal opportunity for the children to be creative and prove they their stuff! I can't wait to see them! Congratulations to every single family who is nourishing these creative crafty children to design their games with such pizazz! Remember, parents and families may help on this project. Shortly after the games are due, we will have a Play the Games Day! We will literally "Let the Games Begin!"
As we begin this last trimester, I'd like to remind you that you are welcome to email or send a note if you have any questions about our school day. We are going to be focusing
our best energies on study skills, division, writing, Scientific Method,critical thinking and, of course, building reading stamina and comprehension. A few of the children fell way below our rubric for AR stars this trimester. That will reflect itself in the homework grade on this report card. I know they are reading like crazy but one of the big responsibilities of 3rd grade is to take the tests to verify the learning! This would be a great time to get your child started on AR stars for our last trimester now! A nice fire, a hot cup of cocoa and a great book...I can wait for spring! No Problem-o!
3rd Grade Common Core State standards
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San Juan Unified School District
1301 Mc Claren Dr.
Carmichael, CA 95608